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It is really tough to judge without knowing some other things like number or seats, projected number of take away drinks, what market you are aiming at (do you just want to sell a decent cup of coffee or are you aiming for the specialty coffee crowd for example) and so on. 

A 5k package could be perfectly reasonable in some circumstances, not enough in others, or possibly even be OTT. 

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That goes a long way. There are a lot of great companies out there that will want to understand what you are doing and suggest the right set up. There are also plenty that just want to part you with as much money as possible. If they took the time to understand your business and suggest something based on your specific needs then I would feel confident. If they presented you with some package deals they have preprepared or asked you the all time silly question (how many coffees do you do a day) then it might be worth talking to some others.

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You might not have to buy the equipment up-front; this company (local to me) advertises leasing packages as an option, which could be a better way to go if there is uncertainty about how it might work:

http://drurysouthern.co.uk/coffee-supplier-sussex/buy-espresso-machines/

A possible drawback may be that a "package" effectively ties you a single supplier for your beans.

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Dont forget to factor in the cost of a grinder (or two). You may also face a cost for plumbing in the water supply as well as the waste water. And check your electrical supply is sufficient - does this 5k machine run off a standard outlet or will you need 3-phase power? There will be other ancillary costs to be sure. 

Good luck with the venture.

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Hi, what is the make and model of the equipment (machine/grinder/extra's/other) that your £5000 would be buying ?

As for can't get a plumber; waving more money at them, usually (but no guarantee) works :classic_wink:

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2 hours ago, Jamlex72 said:

They do have a leasing option where you lease it for 3 years then the machine is yours. However the interest rate is very high and I figured if I bought it outright at least I’d have something to sell on if it didn’t work out. 

That sounds more like a lease purchase arrangement - a bit like PCP contracts with cars. I was thinking of something where you are effectively buying the use of equipment as a service, with a SLA (Service Level Agreement) that includes routine maintenance and replaces or repairs anything that breaks down within a specified time so any potential losses are known. I would expect such an agreement to include installation and any water filtering etc. required.

 

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8 hours ago, Rumpelstiltskin said:

Hi, what is the make and model of the equipment (machine/grinder/extra's/other) that your £5000 would be buying ?

As for can't get a plumber; waving more money at them, usually (but no guarantee) works :classic_wink:

It’s a conti cube machine. I’ve got a plumber coming out this morning so fingers crossed! 

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